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Hunter, Karla M.; Westwick, Joshua N.; Chromey, Kelli J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Despite criticism suggesting that online courses could pose significant challenges for dually enrolled students, online dual-enrollment continues to increase, especially in rural areas and within general education curricula. These academic and student development concerns call into question the merits of offering college courses online to high…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Online Courses, Dual Enrollment, Electronic Learning
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Ruder, Suzanne; Brown, Patrick J. P.; Stanford, Courtney – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is an active-learning pedagogy that emphasizes content mastery as well as the development of process skills like critical thinking and problem solving. Although published POGIL materials are available in several STEM disciplines, there are still a number of courses within a variety of disciplines…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Learning Activities, Critical Thinking
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Claussen, Stephanie A.; Radhakrishnan, Dhinesh; Haney, Casey L.; Kimani, Sally N.; Wairimu, Esther; Kimutai, Wesley; DeBoer, Jennifer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Engineering has a history rife with community-based projects in which the engineers prioritize their own interests and outcomes over those of the community with which they work, at great detriment to the community. Short-term engineering study abroad trips, especially those which take place in low- or middle-income countries and have a clear…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Study Abroad, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Buchberger, Michelle Phillips – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
This article investigates best practices in instructional design to assist in creating a multimedia learning object to supplement a face-to-face sophomore seminar. The course requires the completion of a degree plan that adheres to complex advising rules, creating stress for many students as well as causing a very advising-heavy load for…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Models, Academic Advising, Best Practices
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Sowell, Krista; Saichaie, Kem; Bergman, Jacqueline; Applegate, Elizabeth – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Classroom space limitations and increasing student enrollments push universities to the development of alternative course delivery models. The authors describe how a high-enrollment, general elective course was converted into a HyFlex model. A HyFlex course provides flexible participation, allowing students the choice of attending face-to-face…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Online Courses, Elective Courses, Educational Innovation
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Pieterson, E. Corrie; Ridgway, Judith S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The authors present an example of a social constructivist framework and a backward design approach to enhance an underutilized peer mentoring program for teaching assistants. Following a needs assessment for quality improvement, the authors designed a mentoring workshop and revised guidelines: Mentoring pairs now use a four-step process to frame…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Teaching Assistants
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Gonzalez, Joseph J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Hoping to increase student engagement, the author decided to re-envision his course on contemporary global issues in a "flipped" format. The results proved encouraging--to a degree. Over the course of five semesters, applying lessons gleaned from the literature, students learned how to read challenging texts outside of class and…
Descriptors: Homework, Reading Assignments, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Martella, Amedee Marchand; Demmig-Adams, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
International students outperform U.S. students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while U.S. students increasingly leave these high-demand areas. To improve STEM education, it is imperative to determine the most effective and efficient instructional and organizational practices in these courses. This article identifies…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Science Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Rubin, Beth – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic integrity is a critical issue in online courses, where students are removed from their instructors in time and space. This article presents a model describing the steps that academic leaders and administrators should follow to implement systems that support academic integrity in online courses. Rather than identifying vendors, which…
Descriptors: College Students, Integrity, Cheating, Online Courses
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Schwartz, Harriet L.; Holloway, Elizabeth L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Assessment is a critical activity in the life of a professor. The authors' interest in professors' internal experiences of assessment led them to conduct a grounded theory study in which they interviewed 16 faculty teaching in social science and pre-professional programs, asking them to reflect on assessing master's thesis and capstone projects.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Evaluation, Grounded Theory, College Faculty
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Robison, Susan; Gray, Christine R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
While faculty member benefit when they receive the feedback and support they need from their department chairs, chairs often have no training and limited interest in the role, especially when thrust into it. This primer outlines the key coaching skills needed to equip chairs to approach performance reviews and coaching/ supporting their faculty…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Coaching (Performance), College Faculty, Leadership Role
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Johnson, W. Brad; Robison, Susan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
There are many kinds of helping relationships--coaching, mentoring, psychotherapy, and others. In this interview with W. Brad Johnson, Susan Robison explores how some of his insights about mentoring can be applicable to other types of helping relationships, like coaching. Mentoring is viewed as a broader relationship, but does include many of the…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Higher Education
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Kiel, David – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Mid-level faculty leaders need coaches to help them cope with rapid change in higher education. Too often they are unprepared to deal with the many challenges that confront them in leadership jobs. To respond, faculty developers, deans, and other senior leaders need to get creative. Institutions can leverage existing resources or affordably…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Leaders, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Role
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Wolcott, Amanda M.; Bowdon, Melody A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Rapid changes within and pressures upon higher education make it increasingly critical to focus on leadership development in order to ensure that managers are equipped with the perspectives, skills, and tools needed to maximize the potential of their individual followers and their organizations as a whole while still finding their own fulfillment…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Skill Development
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Nardick, Daryl – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This article shares the insights the author has gained in coaching higher education leaders--department chairs, deans, vice presidents, and faculty--and their teams. It focuses on the attributes of higher education leadership and how the coaching process impacts these attributes; examines common areas of concern that surface during coaching, such…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Reflection, Higher Education, College Administration
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